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Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 06:08 pm
Springfield’s consideration of high speed rail has focused on how freight rail interrupts auto traffic, with little discussion of the best location for a combined passenger rail and multimodal t...
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 11:48 am
Congress faces an important decision about which tax cuts to extend. A few weeks ago, the Senate passed President Obama’s proposal to extend the Bush and Obama tax cuts for every American on the...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 08:57 am

UIUC prof explains the issues

Vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan’s controversial “Roadmap for America’s Future” included plans to transform Medicare from a program that directly paid the medical bills of s...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 02:09 pm
The very foundation of American democracy is the right of citizens to circulate petitions to appear on the ballot as candidates for public office. But just getting on the ballot as a candidate is a hi...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 08:29 am
You will strain your eyes looking for a significant difference between President Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s positions on Iran and the prospects of an Israeli attack on the Islamic republic....
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 08:30 pm

The plight of homeless students in America

For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education has reported that the number of homeless students in America has topped one million while another new report estimates that 23 percent of children ...
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 08:59 am

Title IX pioneers carried the Olympic torch

It takes a lot to make Olympians like Candace Parker, Jordyn Wieber and Lolo Jones: talent, dedication, effective coaches, a bit of luck. But for female athletes representing the United States in Lond...
Thursday, July 26, 2012 09:58 am
Recently, the story broke that foreclosures were at the lowest level since 2007. That sounds like great news – we’re finally cleaning up the mess from the real estate bubble. Except for on...
Thursday, July 19, 2012 05:47 pm
There are lots of ways in which members of Congress differ from the American people. They are wealthier, whiter and older. Proportionally more of them are men, and far more are lawyers. All of these d...

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